Four Louisiana police officers were hungry and decided to go to Outback Steakhouse to eat dinner. What they didn’t know was that as soon as they walked in the door, the manager and server noticed their uniforms and planned to send them a special message on their receipt. Now, they regret ever doing it! Let me explain.
FOX 8 reports:
A simple act of kindness is making big waves after a manager and her server at Outback Steakhouse picked up the check for a group of dining police officers.
Arline Wood, who’s worked at the Outback in Slidell for 18 years, and her server, Zoë Rao, decided to make sure the four police officers who spent their dinner break at the restaurant knew how much they were appreciated.
“They’re the sweetest guys, I enjoy waiting on them,” Rao said.
“They care about the community, they care about everybody, they’re just great guys, our whole police force is great and these guys at night, I went to Zoe and I said, let’s take care of it,” Wood said.
The pair picked up the $67 tab and added a small note thanking them for their service.
“Be safe!” they wrote at the very top of the receipt, and at the bottom they wrote, “Thank y’all for y’all’s service! Enjoy y’all’s meal on us!” How awesome is that?
Mad World News has this:
In an effort to thank the two Outback employees, Slidell Police posted an image of the receipt to their Facebook page, and as you would imagine, it quickly went viral. However, that’s not what Wood or Rao wanted at all. In fact, when asked about it afterwards, Wood said the publicity has been a little too much.
“I got a phone call early in the morning and I was like what are you talking about?” Wood recalled. “People were calling me and then we saw it on Facebook, then it’s on this one and that one, and we didn’t do it for this publicity, because Lord knows I don’t like all this publicity.”
The two generous employees now hope that their kind act will inspire others to do something to thank those who put their lives on the line daily to protect us. Oh, and for those wondering how the four officers reacted to Wood and Rao buying them a meal – they reportedly left a hefty tip to show their own gratitude.
This is the type of thing we need more of. With all the negative stories of thugs disrespecting our law enforcement it’s a pleasure to report good news. We want to thank these 2 patriots as well as those brave men and women that dedicate their lives to PROTECT AND SERVE!